With stricter controls under the Bush administration
the Department of Homeland Security failed to process his visa request
and Garaicoa was unable to travel to Miami. Consequently assistants
and staff from his gallery installed the work. ‘My friends kept calling
me and e-mailing about the work and to find out when I would arrive.
It was so sad’.
Carlos Garaicoa quoted by Marc Spiegler in
Artnews, March 2005, p. 99
In the display in Miami, the model was placed on
a red carpet in the centre of a room surrounded by the light boxes which
were hung on the walls. Spot lights were fixed to the bottom of the
walls pointing downwards. At certain points of the day the roof covering
the equipment had to be removed because of a problem with heat build